School: BFA in Illustration, School of Visual Arts, NYC, 2004
MFA in Creative Nonfiction, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, 2020
Inspirations: anatomy, activism, art nouveau, nonfiction, poetry, old yellowed paper, decay, comics, word play, graffiti, tattoos, hand lettering, movement, meditation, maximalism, minimalism, mystery, nature
Painting Mediums: acrylic, ink, watercolor, gold leaf, paper, wood, some digital
Me: I’m Kimberly, a writer and illustrator.
My background is varied, my inspirations are varied, and my life is varied — I’ve been a Jeff Koons sculpture technician, a tattoo shop manager, a fashion designer, have restored murals, and painted floors to look like stained wood and inlaid ivory. Also, I am a Fitness Coach and Fascial Stretch Therapist, and am pursuing an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Eastern Washington University.
Now, I’m writing a manuscript about my experience restoring a Keith Haring mural in TriBeCa, where I fell from a broken ladder and shattered my heel, and how it changed the course of my life. It is about transformation, the art world, NYC, Keith Haring, being broken and broke, being an artist and a lover of movement. I’m a fighter, and I hope you are too.
Thank you for visiting!